Saturday, January 3, 2009

Can The Propaganda War Be Won?

There was no doubt about it. Israel was caught off guard - or was simply beyond caring - and lost the propaganda war in the Hezbollah War in Southern Lebanon in 2006.

But now it looks like things are about to change. Andrew Ian Dodge in an article yesterday on Pajamas Media, "Israel Shakes Up the Information War" chronicles how Israel now gets its message out through Twitter and YouTube, thereby bypassing the entire hostile mainstream crowd.

The article relays the innovation of the Israeli consulate in New York holding a press conference on Twitter on their own hashtag stream for anyone to follow. Hashtag #AskIsrael to this day produces a variety of tweets, largely balancing #Gaza which is an echo chamber for Hamas fans (yes, they exist).

The IDF's video channel on YouTube is already far too popular to the taste of the lamestreamers, in this case a Postmodernist self-loather in Jerusalem.

Observe the word-smith at work in this Yahoo!News article, "YouTube becomes WarTube for Israel-Gaza fight" ... reporting that the ... "Israeli military campaign in the Hamas-led Gaza Strip is already fighting a rear-guard battle on the Internet" ... then erratically going on to relate two major coups, as follows:

"The Israeli military campaign in the Hamas-led Gaza Strip is already fighting a rear-guard battle on the Internet. Last week at the start of the war, Israel launched a YouTube channel that is primarily being used so far to showcase its air strikes. (See "Nowhere to Hide" post below for more...) "The blogosphere and new media are basically a war zone," in the battle for public opinion said Maj. Avital Leibovich, an Israeli military spokeswoman. The Israeli military site is fast-becoming one of the most viewed YouTube channels around the world. Along with the YouTube site, the Israeli military has just launched a new blog to feature more information.

This is a live example of a pomo attack on reality: hoping that readers will come away with the perception that Israel has already lost the PR battle, while subsequently mentioning the facts that belie it - as if they were of no consequence (facts are irrelevant: thought creates reality, hence the manipulation of 'perception').

And can someone please explain why a single Muslim family, stranded somewhere on a United States airport, has been Dominating the World's Headline News the entire day?

Twitter is proving to be a veritable cornucopia of information: we just lifted this digest of Editorials and Opinion on the Current IDF Operations off "Israel Politik", the site of the innovative Israeli Consulate in New York City (here's their page on Facebook).

Incidentally, in our recent post "Human Sacrifice in the Pit of Hell" (this title should be understood literally) we mentioned that Hamas, using the people of Gaza as a human shield is entirely consistent with the morals of collectivism: individuals doing their ultimate duty towards the whole.

Israel Politik touches upon the barbaric tactic in "Who invented the “Human Shields” method?": "Hamas has released an official statement declaring that Dr. Nizar al-Rayyan who was killed in a pinpointed attack earlier today is the father of the “Human Shields” method". He invented this practice to stop the Israelis from phoning the occupier of the home, warning him to evacuate it before a strike. The perversions of the Middle East are boundless.

Blogger-psychologist Dr Sanity has this to say in "If Hamas Really Gave a Damn ... about their women and children, then would all those brave, hooded, Hamas fighters hide behind them while courageously shooting off rockets into the Israeli civilian population? Or is that just one of those lovely little cultural traditions that motivate the political left to consider the Palestinians so morally superior to the Israelis?

Speaking of morals and 'double standards': there's this dialectical meme making its way through the cosmos that Hamas (or the PA, or Hezbollah) should be given more moral latitude than Israel, because it is the weaker party. If your mother is murdered by a rather small and weak fellow instead of a big and strong one, would that make the murder any more acceptable? The Hamas fan club thinks so.

Stay tooned for reporting the ground invasion of Gaza on #AskIsrael. (Boy, the lamestream media are so over! Has anyone told them yet?)


- Here's an idea for joining the media war if you're on Facebook: Donate your Status to update the world about Qassams hitting Israel. Choose between Live Updates (variable, depends on how heavily Israel is attacked); Or, Daily Digest (once a day; a summary of the number of Qassams that have hit Israel).

- Honest Reporting have video petition up, demanding the MSM's news coverage starts conforming to reality. Sounds a stretch, but it does explain matters: apparently they rely on Hamas as their source of information (remember "false consciousness"?). You can watch and sign the petition on "Breaking Point".

- Fox airs an interview tomorrow with Mosab Hassan, renegade son of one of the founders of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. He's been in and out of Israeli prisons until he had a 'epithany'. Ever since he's living under an Al Qaeda fatwa.

- For those of us living in the EU and tired of the media's approach towards Israel, check out EU4Israel and their post "Hamas shooting at Israeli civilians from UN school in Gaza": "Hamas uses the same strategy used by Hizbolla in Lebanon, shooting at Israeli civilians from UN buildings. I wonder what Ban Ki Moon has to say about this?"

- Reuters: "Czechs, next EU president, defend Israeli strikes" (which is probably the reason Dutch TV pictured the Czech Rep. tonight as a haven for Neo Nazis).

- Remember, you too can bypass the lamestream by getting your information directly from the IDF Spokesperson Unit: updates on the site, the video channel on YouTube, and follow on Twitter.

Latest: "Overall, more than 25 Hamas and other terrorist sites were attacked since yesterday evening. The forces reported accurate hits. All of the Israeli forces returned to their bases safely. The IDF will continue to persistently strike any site used in Hamas’ terrorist effort and will not cease acting against all terror organizations and those who actively support them."
Breaking News:

- BNO News: "IDF: Second Stage of Operation Cast Lead Begins"

The Israeli Government issued the following statement:

A short while ago IDF forces began to implement the second stage of Operation Cast Lead. Land forces have begun to maneuver within the Gaza Strip.

The objective of this stage is to destroy the terrorist infrastructure of the Hamas in the area of operation, while taking control of some of rocket launching area used by the Hamas, in order to greatly reduce the quantity of rockets fired at Israel and Israeli civilians. (...) >>>

- Catch the latest stream of news on BreakingNewsOn

- Israel's Consul to the US, David Saranga answers the question why Israel has started a ground operation today?


- David Horowitz's Facebook Notes: "Malignant Progressives Wish Israel the Worst"
- Victor Davis Hanson (Pajamas): "Surreal Gaza"
- YNet: "Palestinian police ban pro-Hamas protests"
- Politeia: "Human Sacrifice in the Pit of Hell"
- Politeia: "The Western Press and Their False Consciousness"

- Filed on Articles in "The Press from Hell" and "Middle East Peace" -


USpace said...

The delusional insanity of the Left is frightening. Finally, Israel put this Youtube channel up. An excellent move. Hamas are evil garbage, they must be eliminated. Then, if the rest of the 'Palestinians' really want peace they can give up their dream of destroying Israel, if not, they will never have peace.

Israel must destroy as much of Hamas as possible before the MSM and the idiots and ignorants whine loud enough for them to stop. They must only quit when they are ready.

For EVERY missile shot into Israel at least ONE missile should be returned to the area as close as possible to the shooter. Tit for tat. Every single missile should be returned. Period. Treat them like adults, if they kill, they will be killed. If they send missiles, they will receive them. That is the only way they will learn. Screw public opinion, force them to see the truth, or let them be damned.
absurd thought -
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hope your kids grow up

to strap bombs on babies
to kill other children

absurd thought -
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form a terrorist country

then wish to be destroyed
by committing acts of war

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
blame your failings on the Jews

for a few more thousand years
they are Earth's scapegoats

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
give Israel away

to appease her enemies
dishonor America
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James Higham said...

I hope they know the lower percentage gain in a ground war and how protracted that can become.

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